Chairman of the Friends of St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight, Geoff Banks.
BEQUESTS to St Mary's Hospital of more than £100,000 will be used to pay for extra equipment and facilities.
Three separate bequests, of £70,000, £21,000 and £12,500, were left to the Friends of St Mary's Hospital charity in recent months.
"It is very heartening that people should recognise the good work we do when drawing up their wills," said Friends' chairman Geoff Banks.
"They probably see it as a tangible way of showing their gratitude for the care they have received during what could have been quite traumatic personal experiences.
"Although we derive income from our hospital shop and cafeterias, together with donations and money-raising events, it is bequests that make the biggest difference to our balance sheet," hed added.
During the past three years, the charity has spent more than £250,000 to bolster NHS services. It has bought specialist equipment to benefit patients, including a blood analyser, intensive care monitor, emergency care vehicle and seats in the hospital grounds.